What’s on in Jan­uary THE­ATRE AND DANCE

Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month Cheshire Life: Jan­uary 2019

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THE PRO­DUC­ERS The­atre pro­ducer Max Bi­a­ly­stock has a string of fail­ures in his wake. But his down­trod­den ac­coun­tant Leo Bloom thinks that could be a good thing! Mel Brooks’ cre­ation is a wickedly funny, ou­tra­geous love let­ter to Broad­way mu­si­cals.


LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE Recre­ated by Alexan­der Gorsky, this re­mains one of the old­est bal­lets still reg­u­larly per­formed. A gen­tle tale of love thwarted, un­re­quited and found, it is a mas­ter­piece of com­edy.

Bux­ton Opera House, Bux­ton, 01298 72190

7TH-8TH ADAM KAY-THIS IS GO­ING TO HURT Award-win­ning co­me­dian Adam Kay shares en­tries from his di­aries as a ju­nior doc­tor in this “elec­tri­fy­ing” evening of stand-up and mu­sic.


SANDI TOKSVIG Sandi Toksvig is tour­ing a brand new, one-woman com­edy show. Ex­pect tall sto­ries, fas­ci­nat­ingly funny facts, re­ally silly jokes, a quick fire Q& A and a quiz.

The Lowry, Sal­ford, th­elowry.com

12TH-19TH THE MISER BY MOLIERE, TRANS­LATED BY FREYDA THOMAS Take one rich but very crabby miser, mix in a son and daugh­ter both des­per­ate for cash to fur­ther their ro­man­tic at­tach­ments, and stormy waters can be seen ahead in this clas­sic com­edy.


SNOW WHITE Con­gle­ton Pan­tomime presents the clas­sic fairy­tale Snow White. A per­fect show for all the fam­ily. Dane­side The­atre, Con­gle­ton, 01260 271095


THE BAND A mu­si­cal writ­ten by Olivier Award win­ner Tim Firth. It’s 1993 and for these teenage girls, the band is ev­ery­thing. They reunite af­ter 25 years apart and try once more to ful­fil their dream of meet­ing the boy­band whose mu­sic be­came thrilled them. 14TH MOSCOW CITY BALLETROMEO AND JULIET Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is the per­fect mar­riage of a pow­er­ful dra­matic mu­si­cal score with a pas­sion­ate love story. Brim­ming with Rus­sia’s best dancers, beau­ti­ful sets and stun­ning cos­tumes, Moscow City Bal­let is at its out­stand­ing best, per­form­ing to ac­claim around the globe. 21ST-26TH A MUR­DER HAS BEEN AR­RANGED A unique thriller and ghost story in­volves sev­eral mys­te­ri­ous deaths in the the­atre in the past. A party on stage re­veals a miss­ing rel­a­tive, an un­timely death and a ghost like fig­ure. This is a su­perb play from

Em­lyn Wil­liams, not to be missed.

Gar­rick Play­house, Al­trin­cham, 0161 928 1677

24TH HANS REY: RID­ING LIFE Hans Rey, the for­mer World Cham­pion, pi­o­neer of Freeride, Moun­tain Bike Hall of Famer and moun­tain bike ad­ven­turer, will take au­di­ences on an in­spir­ing jour­ney through his 30 year ca­reer and show you some of the best trails and des­ti­na­tions world­wide.

Water­side, Sale, wa­ter­sidearts.org

26TH-27TH STRICTLY COME DANC­ING LIVE TOUR The sparkling line-up of celebri­ties and pro­fes­sional dancers will also be join­ing tour host, Ore Oduba and the Live Tour judg­ing panel as they dance around the coun­try.

Manch­ester Arena, Manch­ester, Manch­ester-arena.com

29TH-2ND THE JER­SEY BOYS Jer­sey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, in­vented their own unique sound, and sold 100 mil­lion records world­wide. the con­duc­tor Jamie Phillips with guest so­prano Joanne Lunn.

Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, 0161 907 9000

13TH JO­HANN STRAUSS GALA - WALTZING IN A WIN­TER WON­DER­LAND The Strauss mu­si­cal dy­nasty wrote hun­dreds of up­lift­ing pieces with a clear em­pha­sis on mem­o­rable melodies and dance rhythms. This per­for­mance recre­ates the glit­ter­ing ro­mance of a 19th cen­tury Vi­en­nese ball­room fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful cos­tumes of the pe­riod.

The Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, 0161 907 9000

18TH THE ROY OR­BI­SON STORY Get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s con­tem­po­rary ge­nius as the Roy Or­bi­son Story cel­e­brates the mu­si­cal le­gacy. Ex­pect an up­beat and con­tem­po­rary slant on Or­bi­son’s le­gacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take au­di­ences on a mu­si­cal jour­ney.

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe, crewe­lyceum.co.uk

24TH THE 1975 With their lat­est al­bum, ‘A brief in­quiry into on­line re­la­tion­ships’ de­but­ing at num­ber one in the charts, these lo­cal boys are back for an ex­cit­ing tour show­cas­ing their in­die-pop songs. 24TH LADIES OF THE HALLE CHOIR Rep­re­sent­ing two dis­tinct sides of the French mu­si­cal per­son­al­ity, Ber­lioz and Saint-saëns make an in­trigu­ing com­bi­na­tion. Ex­pect a fu­sion of sym­phonic pre­ci­sion and a haunt­ing at­mos­phere.

Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, 0161 907 9000

25TH FASTLOVE: A TRIBUTE TO GE­ORGE MICHAEL Re­live the pas­sion and tal­ent of a global su­per­star with this tribute. Jam-packed with crowd-pleas­ing an­thems, from the Wham clas­sics to the chart-top­ping suc­cess of the 80s al­bum Faith. 25TH AB­SO­LUTE BOWIE David Bowie’s im­age has mes­merised fans since the early 70’s. This show takes au­di­ences on a trip that presents all his best-loved per­sonas. Per­formed by a world class five-piece band, this brand new con­cert fea­tures three sets. A true ex­trav­a­ganza of the won­der that is Bowie’s work.

The Brind­ley The­atre, Run­corn, the­brind­ley.org.uk

30TH SNOW PA­TROL Snow Pa­trol’s new al­bum Wild­ness, is fo­cused on tap­ping into some­thing raw and prim­i­tive. The band is set to per­form their lat­est al­bum a na­tion­wide tour.

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